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Arts in Medicine: The Gambia, West Africa

During my undergraduate career I volunteered in several different positions with Arts in Medicine, an organization bringing arts and arts education to hospitals and clinics both in Gainesville, Florida and around the world.

As an educator I feel a strong connection with my community, and I am always striving to reach beyond the classroom. Though I spent several valuable years volunteering at Shands Hospital in Florida, the culminating, and life-changing, experience for me was our volunteer trip to The Gambia, West Africa. A group of students, artists, and nurses traveled with over 500 pounds of medical and arts supplies to The Gambia, and volunteered for two weeks in a major hospital and a few smaller clinics and schools. Below are a few highlights from this trip.


cutie  smiles

DSC_0001         recess

kneel  gambia_draw





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